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Definition of code verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they code
    he / she / it codes
    past simple coded
    -ing form coding
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  1. 1code something to write or print words, letters, numbers, etc. on something so that you know what it is, what group it belongs to, etc. Each order is coded separately.
  2. 2to put a message into code so that it can only be understood by a few people
  3. 3code something (computing) to write a computer program by putting one system of numbers, words, and symbols into another system synonym encode
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: code